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If you want to suppress just the one period you can get specific pills from the doctor, but if you need contraception as well you can start Birth Control. However you will not be protected from pregnancy for about 3 weeks.

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Q: Can you start taking birth control a week and a half before your period is set to come and if you do this will it suppress your period until you stop taking the pills?
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How do you start your period quickly?

If you've never had your period before there is no way but waiting. If you've had it before the only way to control is it my taking birth control pills.

Is it normal if you started taking the birth control Yasmin on the Sunday before your period and are now taking the sugar pills but don't have a period?

Your period would probably not come until your 3rd or 4th sugar pill. If you started taking the pills on the Sunday before your period did that period come?

Is it true that birth control pills can prevent menstrual period?

Yes. If you keep taking them and ignore the pause days you'll suppress the regular bleeding. Don't make a habit out of it though.

What if you stop taking birth control does it effect your period?

Yes it does. It takes a month or two before your cycle becomes normal again. If you had PMS before taking the pill it returns and your period may seem heavy for a time.

How can you get your period without taking birth control?

Your period will come naturally. Birth control does not help you get your period. Your body decides when you will get your period.

Can taking 3 birth control pills cause you to miss your period?

Yes, taking three birth control pills or taking the morning after pill can cause a missed period.

When should you start taking birth control?

before you decide to have sex Hello there - Start taking BCP on the advice of your doctor. But I started taking BCP the FIRST day of my period. This made my next period arrive regularaly and monthly.

Should you start taking your birth control while on your period?

Depends. If you just got your birth control and you have never had it before.. What you do is take it the Sunday after your period. For example. You started on a Monday. You ended on a Thursday. You take your birth control that Sunday. If you have taken birth control before.. Yes, you take it. Whether you are on or off.

If you stop taking birth control pills how long before you period regulates?

It can take anything up to 3 months for your period to regulate, sometimes longer.

Does your period start automatically if your on birth control or do you have to stop taking it before your period can start?

It depends on what birth control you're on. You need to take remove the patch and the nuvaring, but if you're on the pill, have an IUD or implanon, or take the shots, your period will regulate itself.

Can you start your period just by taking one birth control pill?

No, you can't start your period with a birth cotrol pill. Birth control pills work to suppress your menstrual cycles so you don't ovulate, thus you don't menstruate - the bleeding women get on the pill is a withdrawal bleed, not menstruation. The pill works because it is taken every day to suppress normal hormonal changes, takig one pill will have very little effect on your cycles and certainly wouldn't cause your period to start when it's not due.

How do you stop your period for a month?

You cannot stop your period for a month, some people will tell you just keep taking birth control pills, however, this has proven to be dangerous to your health. There are birth control pills specifically designed to stop your period for up to 3 months at a time. Some women stop menstruating completely while taking the pill. There is no medical reason to have a period every month and it does not cause you any harm to suppress menstruation for one month, three months or indefinitely.

What happens if you delay your period for a week while on birth control and then do not get your period straight away when you start taking the sugar pills?

Continue taking your birth control pills as scheduled.

When you stop taking your birth control pills and u have a period is that a regular period or a pill period?


Will you have your period while taking birth control?

The traditional birth control pill works on an (approximately) monthly cycle. At the end of the cycle, yes, you have a period, then you start the next cycle of pills. More recently, doctors have begun prescribing birth-control pill cycles which completely suppress a woman's period. There is some controversy about whether this is healthy or will have negative health effects in the long term. If you are interested in this, you should consult with your doctor about it.

When you stop taking birth control will it affect your period?


Can your period come on when you taking birth control pills?


How soon do you get your period if you stop taking birth control?

Most women will have their period within a week or two of stopping birth control pills, and may be fertile from the first day they stop taking it. If you have stopped taking birth control and have not had your regular period as expected, you need a pregnancy test to be sure whether you are pregnant or not.

Were you taking birt?

Were you taking birth control pills before TTC?

When should you start taking birth control pills in your period cycle?

Right on the first day. It will take a month before the pills will be effective.

If you start taking birth control two weeks before your period will it delay your period?

Yes it will, at least it should. You're supposed to start your period when you get to the last week of them. But it's perfectly fine to delay your period, unless you do it for a long period of time.

You are on birth control you are taking antibiotics for a week before your period and then the week of your period you are not on bc and then you start back up the following wk how long should i wait?

There's no need to wait.

After taking birth control for more then a year and stop taking it can it cause a late period?

Hi, Yes it can definitely cause a late period.

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The loan which is taking before certait period of date

Will taking two birth control pills in a day stop your period sooner?

There is no guarantee that taking two birth control pills in a day will stop your period sooner. Generally speaking the only time you should take two of these pills in one day is if you forgot to take a pill the day before. Taking two pills on the same day may have no effect on your period but will reduce the effectiveness of the pill.